CLUB MEETINGS ARE HELD THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT THE

5 RIVERS DELTA RESOURCE CENTER (map) AT 7PM. SEE THE POSTS BELOW FOR MORE DETAILS!

To post information to this website or for further information about this website, just ask Tracy at tracy@thelannies.us
Current Club Coordinator: Tracy Lannie
MBCKC would like to express our appreciation to 5 Rivers and it's staff for all they do.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

August Meeting
The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd at 7 p.m. in the Tensaw Theater at Five River's Delta Resource Center. Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, will present on kayaking in the fjords of Norway.  She and David did a short day-paddle on the Naeroyfjord in Western Norway on July 15th.  The Naeroyfjord has been listed as an UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2005 and is rated, along with the Geirangerfjord, by the National Geographic Society as the world's number one heritage site.  Come join us as Tracy shares their experience on the Naeroyfjord!

July Meeting
Russ Lea shared his photos of a two week trip to Greece he and his wife, Robin, made recently. Their first week was spent in Greek cooking classes for Robin, learning Greekstyle dishes for her Bayside Cafe business. The second week was spent onboard a forty three foot sailboat cruising around the small towns on Peloponnese Peninsula. Russ had planned to spend time kayaking but discovered he absolutely had to have a kayak guide. The day a guide became available however, the wind conditions around Poros Island in the Saronic Gulf were challenging to say the least. His photos of their Greek adventures were an awesome presentation for the well attended club meeting.

General Announcements
MBCKC now has a banner!  This banner will be displayed in front of the Tensaw Theater during monthly meetings and during other special events.  For anyone wishing to contribute to the cost of the banner, we will 'pass the hat' at August's meeting.

*Volunteers wanted to lead/conduct MBCKC meetings. Presently, September is the next available opening. If you would like to conduct a meeting, please contact Tracy Lannie, MBCKC coordinator, at 463-4233 or tracy@thelannies.us

*If you would like to present a "mini-slide show paddle report" during one of the monthly meetings, please contact Tracy Lannie.  Members are encouraged to share their paddle trip in this style.  Time allotted for these presentations are 5-7 minutes.



Upcoming Events and Paddles:
The following paddles are posted on MBCKC's calendar, click on the calendar link for more detail

Paddles

Full Moon Paddle - Friday, August 12, from Buzbee's

Sunday Morning Paddle - Sunday, August 14 McVays Lake



Saturday, August 20 - Magnolia River


Monday August 22 Evening Paddle - from Buzbees
 

Please check back frequently for updates on paddles to be held

Events

Coastal Cleanup - Sept 17 http://www.alabamacoastalcleanup.com/

Paddle Bayou La Batre -  October 8 http://www.paddlebayoulabatre.org/

Phatwater Challenge - October 8 http://www.kayakmississippi.com/

Tour du Teche II, Race - October 7-9  http://www.techeproject.com/tour-du-teche.html

Paddle Florida, October 13-20  http://www.paddleflorida.org/oct11/details1011.htm